Wife killer Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, sentenced to death

Today is a day of great joy for me. It is a day of celebrating Nigeria’s justice system. The judiciary has finally made an example of a young man who became the croan prince of domestic violence in Nigeria.

Akolade Arowolo is a young man who murdered his wife in cold blood 3 years ago. He stabbed and slashed her up so badly the corpse was barely recognizable. He did try to defend himself by saying she stabbed herself to death but how anyone manages to stab themselves 76 times leaves me totally bewildered and I guess the judge was stumped too.

The death sentence does not do much for me (I dont subscribe to it) but I do wish he had been sentenced to life in prison so he could leisurely watch his life waste away. But the court has had its way and to the extent that justice is served, I am perfectly satisfied.

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31-year-old Akolade Arowolo standing trial for allegedly killing his banker wife, Titilayo, on June 24, 2011 has today been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ikeja High court.

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has sentenced to death Akolade Arowolo for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo, who he repeatedly stabbed to death at their residence in Isolo, Lagos, on June 24, 2011.

Justice Lateefat Okunnu, in her judgment on Friday, held that even though there was no eyewitness to the incident, the circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution had proved the murder charge against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

“I pronouce the defendant guilty and accordingly sentenced to death,” the court held.

Okunnu relied on the testimony of the forensic pathologist, Prof. John Obafunwa, who testified that there were at least 76 stab wounds found on the deceased.

Contrary to the convict’s claim during trial, Obafunwa had testified that the injuries must have been caused by sharp weapon applied on the deceased could not have been self-inflicted.

The judge said, “Applying the eliminating induction by eliminating other factors; judging by this case the factors, including the possibilities of another person entering the flat to stab the deceased to death, the possibility of the deceased stabbing herself and the possibility that the wounds were caused in autopsy room; it is my finding that no other persons but the defendant stabbed Omotunde to death.

“This established the causal link between the death and the defendant.”

The 32-year-old man, who was arraigned for murder on December 21, 2011, was said to have murdered his wife, Titilayo, at their residence at No. 8, Akindehinde Street, Isolo, Lagos.

The deceased was then an employee of Skye Bank Plc.

Obafunwa, who carried out the autopsy on the corpse of the deceased, had said there were at least 76 stab wounds on the body.

He described some of the wounds as penetrating the heart, and damaging other organs including, the diaphragm, lung and the liver of the deceased.

“I summarise the death of the deceased as caused by multiple injuries on the heart and abdomen due to knife and sharp blunt force trauma,” Obafunwa had told the court.

The prosecution led by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Olabisi Ogungbesan, called 15 witnesses among whom were police officers and the father, sisters and step-mother of the deceased.

Arowolo in tears at the court after he was sentenced to death

Source: The Nigerian Monitor

California mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3-year-old daughter

Stories like this always leave me just a little confused. How can any parent allow this to happen to any child anywhere never mind one of their own?

Was the mother an eager participant or a docile onlooker? I still can’t figure out which is more evil. And yet. Another one of the great mysteries of the universe, that it is those who are least likely to look after their offspring that have the highest fecundity.

Though the manner in which this poor child died is painful, I know for a fact she is in a better place. May she rest in peace and may these two get their comeuppance.

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Kayleigh Slusher, 3,  was found sexually abused and beaten to death in her Napa home. Her mother, Sara  Krueger, 23, and her mother’s boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, are facing  charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

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Sara Krueger poses with Kayleigh among the many photos of the two Krueger posted on her Facebook account. Now, she’s accused of murdering the little blond haired girl.

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Sara Krueger poses with Kayleigh  among the many photos of the two Krueger posted on her Facebook account. Now,  she’s accused of murdering the little blond haired girl.

A young mother and her boyfriend were arrested Sunday about 24 hours after  police found the woman’s 3-year-old daughter sexually assaulted and beaten to  death in their Napa, Calif., home, police say.

Sara Krueger, 23, and Ryan Scott Warner, 26, were found around 11 a.m. near  a Bay Area Rapid Transit train station in El Cerrito del Norte about 30 miles  south of their Napa home.Krueger and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

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Krueger and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott  Warner, 26, face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

Little Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death  around 1 p.m. Saturday.

The tiny blond-haired tot would have been 4 in May, police said.

Sara Krueger, 23, was arrested with her boyfriend Sunday after police found her 3-year-old daughter sexually abused and beaten to death.

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Sara Krueger, 23, was arrested with  her boyfriend Sunday after police found her 3-year-old daughter sexually abused  and beaten to death.

The cold-hearted mother and her boyfriend were seen leaving their home with  luggage around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Both face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances. There  could be a sexual assault charge, as well.

On social media, Krueger raved about how little Kayleigh made her ‘a better person.’

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On social media, Krueger raved about  how little Kayleigh made her ‘a better person.’

An autopsy was set for Monday. The girl’s biological father, an inmate at San  Quentin State Prison, has been told of the girl’s death, KTVU-TV reported.

The family’s Napa apartment was the scene of a vigil for little Kayleigh on  Sunday. Photos show a pink and white Hello Kitty bicycle, with training wheels  attached, sitting on the porch.

Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death around 1 p.m. Saturday in her family’s Napa, Calif., home.

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Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found  sexually abused and beaten to death around 1 p.m. Saturday in her family’s Napa,  Calif., home.

About 50 people gathered with candles to remember the little girl, who is  shown smiling in photos on her mother’s Facebook page.

Krueger describes herself on social media as a “Full Time Mommy! :)” and has  captioned several photos of Kayleigh as her “beautiful little girl.”

The building property manager says that everything went downhill after Krueger’s boyfriend moved in with her 10 months ago.

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The building property manager says  that everything went downhill after Krueger’s boyfriend moved in with her 10  months ago.

Krueger’s handle on Instagram is “kayleighsmami.” She describes herself as  “the proud mommy of a beautiful and smart lil girl named Kayleigh. She’s my  world. She’s made me a better person :)”

“I can’t believe it, I just can’t,” Kindra Kunkel, a friend of Krueger’s, told the San Francisco Chronicle as she sobbed over the  loss. “This is not Sara. This is not the girl I know. She fought so hard for her  little girl.”

Friends and neighbors gather for a memorial service for little Kayleigh, who authorities believe was killed by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

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Friends and neighbors gather for a  memorial service for little Kayleigh, who authorities believe was killed by her  mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

The boyfriend, Warner, “moved in about 10 months ago, and it all went  downhill from there,” the building’s property manager, Elizabeth Chechourka told KTVU-TV.

Cops had responded multiple times, she said, on noise violations and reports  from neighbors that the girl had been abused.

Police were reportedly at the home just a week before the girl was  killed.

A makeshift memorial formed on the steps near the apartment where Kayleigh was found dead Saturday.

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A makeshift memorial formed on the  steps near the apartment where Kayleigh was found dead Saturday.

“Management sent a letter to them about two and a half weeks ago saying,  ‘The authorities know about you, and you need to shape up or you’re gonna lose  your housing,'” Chechourka told the station.

Police told reporters that Warner and Krueger have past criminal records,  including drug charges.

The special-circumstances murder charge make the couple eligible for a life  without parole sentence, if convicted — or the possibility of the death  penalty, the Chronicle reported.

The accused are schedule to appear in court around 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on  Tuesday.

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Texas rich kid who killed 4 in drunken car crash spared jail

Great. Now the only question I am asking is, how much was the judge paid to come up with this sentence?

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Wealthy brat Ethan  Couch killed four people, including a mother and daughter, while blacked-out  drunk and driving 70 mph on a rural road in June. Defense attorneys said the boy  suffered from ‘affluenza’ and blamed the boy’s parents, saying they gave him  everything he wanted and didn’t teach him about consequences.

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 A juvenile court judge sentenced 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years' probation Tuesday for the drunken driving crash that killed four people.

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Ethan Couch, 16, was sentenced to 10 years’ probation Tuesday for a drunken  crash that killed four people.

A spoiled Texas teen who killed four in a drunken driving accident dodged  prison and was sentenced to probation instead after defense lawyers argued his  wealthy parents never taught him right from wrong.

Ethan Couch, 16, was facing 20 years behind bars for the horrific June  wreck, but instead walked out of a Fort Worth courtroom Tuesday with 10 years’  probation.

The rich brat’s legal team said he needed counseling, not hard time, and  proposed sending him to a posh Southern California treatment facility that would  cost his family $500,000 a year.

Couch was drunk and high on valium when he smashed into a disabled car on the side of a road near Burleson, Tex., killing four people.

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Couch was drunk and high on valium  when he smashed into a disabled car on the side of a road near Burleson, Tex.,  killing four people.

For now, he was set to remain at a juvenile detention center until  authorities determined his fate.

State District Judge Jean Boyd’s decision to let the teen walk had the  victims’ families outraged.

Breanna Mitchell, 24, was killed in the crash. Authorities said Couch was going 70 mph when he rammed into her disabled vehicle.

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Breanna Mitchell, 24, was killed in  the crash. Authorities said Couch was going 70 mph when he rammed into her  disabled vehicle.

“Money always seems to keep [Couch] out of trouble,” Eric Boyles, who lost his wife and daughter in the wreck, told  the Star-Telegram newspaper.

“Ultimately today, I felt that money did prevail. If [he] had been any other  youth, I feel like the circumstances would have been different.”

The fatal crash occurred on June 15 when Couch, loaded on booze and Valium,  lost control of his speeding Ford F-350 pick-up and smashed into a broken-down  car beside a road outside Burleson.

Seven other teens were riding in Couch's truck, including two in the flatbed area. One of those teens spent several months in a coma and remains paralyzed. 

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Seven other teens were riding in  Couch’s truck, including two in the flatbed area. One of those teens spent  several months in a coma and remains paralyzed.

Breanna Mitchell, 24, the stranded car’s driver, was killed instantly, along  with three Good Samaritans who were helping her: mother and daughter Hollie  Boyles, 52, and Shelby Boyles, 21; and youth pastor Brian Jennings, 41.

Seven teens were riding in Couch’s car at the time. Two, who were sitting in  the truck bed, were critically injured.

Youth pastor Brian Jennings, 41, was helping Mitchell with her car when he was struck and killed. 

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Youth pastor Brian Jennings, 41, was  helping Mitchell with her car when he was struck and killed.

One of them, Sergio Molina, remains paralyzed and brain damaged after  several months in a coma, and can only communicate by blinking his eye, the Star-Telegram reported.

Authorities said Couch was going 70 mph on the rural 40 mph stretch, and a  breath test showed his blood-alcohol-content was .24 — triple the legal driving  limit for someone over 21.

Hollie Boyles, 52, and her daughter, Shelby Boyles, 21 were also killed. The pair lived near the crash site and were helping Mitchell when Couch slammed into them. 

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Hollie Boyles, 52, and her daughter,  Shelby Boyles, 21 were also killed. The pair lived near the crash site and were  helping Mitchell when Couch slammed into them.

During the trial, prosecutors said Couch and his pals had been partying with  beer they stole from Walmart, and were on another booze run when the crash  occurred.

In all, 11 people were injured. Local authorities said the crash scene was  the most horrific they’ve encountered.

A witness for the defense, psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller, blamed the boy’s  parents.

Local authorities said the crash scene was among the most gruesome they'd ever seen. 

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Local authorities said the crash  scene was among the most gruesome they’d ever seen.

Miller testified that Couch was the troubled product of a broken home who  got whatever he wanted from his wealthy parents and didn’t understand  consequences.

Miller called the teen a victim of “affluenza,” a rich-kid syndrome that led  him to believe money solved everything.

Eric Boyles lost his wife Hollie and his daughter, Shelby. He told reporters that the judge's decision 'only makes the healing process that much greater.'

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Eric Boyles lost his wife Hollie and  his daughter, Shelby. He told reporters that the judge’s decision ‘only makes  the healing process that much greater.’

Couch was never disciplined, abused alcohol and had “freedoms no young  person should have,” including being allowed to drive when he was 13, Miller  said.

“The teen never learned to say that you’re sorry if you hurt someone,”  Miller said, according to the Star-Telegram. “If you hurt someone, you sent him  money.”

The families of his victims said money wouldn’t buy their loved ones  back.

Breanna Mitchell’s mother, Marla Mitchel, wore some of her cremated  daughter’s ashes in a locket around her neck during the trial, according to local reports.

She told the Star-Telegram, “[Couch] is not free. None of us  knows what God’s plan is. He has not escaped judgment. That is in the hands of a  higher power.”

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‘After I struck the neck, I used another of the knives I had sharpened to try and remove the head’: ‘Killer’ of Lee Rigby describes moment soldier died as he takes to the witness stand just feet away from grieving family

I have never believed in the death penalty principally because I have a fear that innocent lives could be lost that way (yea some of those people protesting their innocence truly are, as events have shown). Apart from that, some crimes are so heinous I feel the death penalty is too much an easy way out. Lets keep ’em in a jail, strip ’em of all humanity and leave ’em there to rot away.

You see, I think many people think of jail as only being deprived of one’s freedom, which is bad enough.

In fact, you lose EVERY privilege.

You will never again eat a meal you truly enjoy. Never have ROOM or TOILET FACILITIES that are all yours. You will always have someone telling you what to do in the crudest possible way. You can never go visiting ANYBODY. You will always wake up and go to bed as instructed. You will most probably get raped by someone of the same sex (hell, if you are heterosexual). You will get randomly attacked. You will be bullied. The list is endless.

Lets lock these two goats up and bury the key somewhere shall we? So its martyrdom they crave? If they get real lucky, they might wind up in the kind of prison that has other supremacists who will give them a piece of the same cake they dished out to Rigby. Good luck with that $h^t boys. You are going to need it.

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  • Drummer Rigby was knocked down and  ‘almost decapitated’ in Woolwich
  • Suspect Michael Adebolajo, 28, gave  evidence for the first time at Old Bailey
  • Al Qaeda, I love them, they’re my  brothers’, he told the jury
  • Married Muslim convert, a father of six,  said he wanted to become a martyr
  • The Woolwich attack came just four days  after the birth of his youngest child
  • He and Michael Adebowale deny Lee Rigby’s  murder and conspiracy to murder a police officer
  • When asked what his defence to the charge  of murder is, Adebolajo said: ‘I’m a soldier of Allah’
  • If he is found guilty: ‘I believe I should be ransomed to my mujahid  brothers. Or I should be set free, or I should be killed,’ he  said
  • Of the victim’s family Adebolajo said:  ‘Every soldier has a family who loves him just like me’

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Woolwich ‘murderer’ Michael Adebolajo today  admitted killing Lee Rigby in a ‘military attack’ and  described his  attempts to decapitate him at the Old  Bailey today.

The 28-year-old’s account of knocking down  the Fusilier and trying to cut off his head led to Drummer Rigby’s widow running  from the court.

He and Michael Adebowale, 22, are accused of  murdering Fusilier Rigby by running him down with a car and then hacking him to  death with a meat cleaver and knives near Woolwich Barracks in south east London  on May 22.

He told the court: ‘After I struck the neck,  I used another of the knives I had sharpened to try and remove the head but I  was unsuccessful in this attempt.’

Woolwich trial: Michael Adebolajo was in the dock today where he said he loved Al Qaeda and described his attempts to decapitate Drummer RigbyWoolwich trial: Michael Adebolajo was in the dock today  where he said he loved Al Qaeda and described his attempts to decapitate Drummer  Rigby

 

Family: The mother of Lee Rigby, Lyn Rigby (centre) at the Old Bailey today with Lee Rigby's step-father Ian and his fiancée Aimee West Family: The mother of Lee Rigby, Lyn Rigby (centre) at  the Old Bailey today with Lee Rigby’s step-father Ian and his fiancée Aimee West 

In cross-examination, prosecutor Richard  Whittam QC earlier asked Adebolajo: ‘You and your co-defendant, acting together,  killed Lee Rigby, didn’t you?’

He replied: ‘Yes.’

The barrister asked: ‘That’s because together  you had agreed to kill someone. Do you agree?’

Again, Adebolajo replied: ‘Yes.’

Bereft: The soldier's estranged wife, Rebecca Rigby, pictured today, who left the court sobbing today as Adebolajo described his deathBereft: The soldier’s estranged wife, Rebecca Rigby,  pictured today, who left the court sobbing today as Adebolajo described his  death

He went on: ‘We planned a military attack  which obviously involved, sadly – it’s not something enjoyable, something  fantastic – the death of a soldier. It’s a military attack.’

When asked whether the killing was political,  he told the jury: ‘Jihad by its very nature is political.’

Adebolajo described the killing of Fusilier  Rigby as a ‘military operation’.

He said: ‘No Muslim hopes to have to kill  anybody, that’s the first thing to make clear.

‘Just as a general plans attacks knowing full  well that when he plans this attack people will die, this is what happens in  war, so when we target a soldier this is a similar thing.

‘I am a soldier and this is  war.

‘It’s not a casual joke. It’s a military  operation. This is how we see it.

‘To fight Jihad for the sake of Allah, it’s  not something that is to be taken lightly, fun or something like  this.

‘Those responsible for sending British troops  to kill Muslims, it just so happens, those people who have influence and control  over the military are the Government, yes.’

Asked if the attack was designed to  intimidate the public, Adebolajo said: ‘The truth is this, the Government and  the British public have become aware of Jihad over the past years, a lot of  people know the only reason it is occuring is because of foreign  policy.’

Adebolajo denied that he threw Fusilier  Rigby’s body into the path of an incoming vehicle.

He told the jury he wanted to deter  ‘have-a-go heroes’ from approaching him.

He refused to answer questions about how long  he and Adebowale had allegedly spent planning the attack.

Adeboloja said he should be ransomed back to other jihadi fighters, set free or killed if he is found guiltyAdeboloja said he should be ransomed back to other  jihadi fighters, set free or killed if he is found guilty

When asked when he had tried, unsuccessfully,  to buy bullets for the gun, he said: ‘I will not be specific, but it was a long  time before the incident.’

Adebolajo told the jury that he had not  planned to run down Fusilier Rigby with his car.

‘As for the colliding with the soldier, that  was not something that was pre-meditated. It just so happened that Allah caused  him to cross in front of my car.’

He admitted that he was ‘not 100% sure’ that  Fusilier Rigby was a soldier at the time of the attack.

Fusilier Rigby’s widow Rebecca left the  courtroom in tears as Adebolajo claimed the soldier was moving after he was hit  by the car.

Enlarge   Victim: The alleged killers of Lee Rigby cut his throat because it was 'humane', a court has heard Victim: The alleged killers of Lee Rigby cut his throat  because it was ‘humane’, a court has heard

 

He told the jury the 25-year-old had moved,  and was ‘maybe semi-conscious, but he did not sit up or stand up’.

Adebolajo admitted striking Fusilier Rigby’s  neck but denied hitting his head.

He said the soldier had already been killed  by the time Adebowale left the smashed car and arrived at his side.

Addressing Adebowale in the dock briefly, he  added: ‘He (Adebowale) struck him twice with his knife – and forgive me for  speaking my brother – but I prevented him doing anymore because I said he was  already dead.’

Adebolajo said he handed a letter to an  eyewitness to make it clear that the events happened ‘for one reason and one  reason only – that’s foreign policy’.

He said: ‘The life of this one soldier might  save the lives of many, many people, not just from Muslim lands but from this  country.’

Adebolajo said he asked people at the scene  at Woolwich Barracks to film him to ‘make it clear to everybody why the soldier  lost his life’ and ‘how this can be avoided in the future’.

Asked why he ran at the police when they  arrived, he said: ‘I was almost certain that I would be shot to  death.’

Adebolajo said he had ‘nothing but  admiration’ for the firearms officers who applied first aid after he was  shot.

Turning to his hospital treatment, he said:  ‘I believe this country, from what I experienced, we have the best nurses on the  planet.’

‘They show so much kindness to me while I was  handcuffed to my bed,’ he said. ‘In Islam we respect this, but we don’t respect  oppressors.’

Adebolajo told the court a number of times:  ‘I am a soldier.’

He also said he was shocked at how long it  took for Fusilier Rigby’s body to be buried.

‘It shocked me to the core. I thought surely  he would be buried by now, because obviously he’s a soldier like myself, and in  Islam we bury our deceased immediately.’

The 28-year-old told the jury that he has no  complaint against the police marksman who shot him in the wake of the  killing.

‘When I read the statements of the armed  officers, I thought maybe they thought I was going to be a jobsworth, trying to  claim some type of compensation because my humerus was shattered etc  etc.

‘It was a man who shot me, the female she  Tasered me. I have no grievance with them, they are not the ones who are killing  Muslims. They are just doing their duty.’

Asked by his barrister David Gottlieb if he  had any regrets, the defendant replied: ‘I will never regret obeying the command  of Allah.

‘That is all I can say. I am a mujahid, I’m a  soldier, I’m doing what Allah commands me to do.

‘I can’t do anything else.’

He was then asked about his feelings towards  Fusilier Rigby’s family.

Adebolajo, who used the name Mujaahid Abu  Hamza, replied: ‘I have no animosity or bad feelings towards them. Every soldier  has a family who loves him just like me.

‘My family didn’t stop loving me the moment I  became a soldier.

‘I don’t blame them, I don’t wish bad upon  them or harm upon them.

‘I killed somebody they loved and who was  dear to them. At the same time people who I love and are dear to me are being  killed as well.

‘You are not the only ones who feel pain in  this country – Muslims feel pain and love too.

‘That soldier’s life or his death might  protect the lives of other soldiers who are being sent to die in unjust wars.’

‘My religion is everything… Al Qaeda are  my brothers’: Lee Rigby’s ‘killer’ speaks of how he converted to Islam at  university following strict Christian upbringing

One of the men accused of murdering soldier  Lee Rigby loves Al Qaeda and says members of the terrorist group are ‘his  brothers’, the Old Bailey heard today.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, told the jury his  ‘religion is everything’ and admitted he hoped to be accepted into Paradise as a  martyr for Adebolajo today denied murder on the grounds he is a ‘soldier of  Allah’, with the soldier’s relatives sat feet away.

Asked who Al Qaeda were by his counsel,  Adebolajo replied: ‘Al Qaeda, I consider to be Mujahideen.

Evidence: Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo, who was surrounded in the dock by guards, today said he killed Lee Rigby because he is 'at war'Evidence: Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo, who was  surrounded in the dock by guards, today said he killed Lee Rigby because he is  ‘at war’

‘I love them, they’re my brothers. I have  never met them. I consider them my brothers in Islam.’

He added: ‘Mujahideen are the army of  Allah.’

He went on: ‘My religion is  everything.

‘When I came to Islam I realised that… real  success is not just what you can acquire, but really is if you make it to  paradise, because then you can relax.’

Adebolajo said he converted to Islam in his  first year at Greenwich University.

When asked about his attitude to people in  authority, he said: ‘Generally speaking, I don’t get along with them, generally.  In most instances I don’t get along with authority, except for my mother and my  father.’

As ground rules were set out for his giving  evidence, including not speaking over the judge, he said: ‘I don’t believe in  the law.’

When asked what his defence to the charge of  murder is, Adebolajo said: ‘I’m a soldier. I’m a soldier of Allah and I  understand that some people might not recognise this because we do not wear  fatigues and we do not go to the Brecon Beacons and train and this sort of  thing. But we are still soldiers in the sight of Allah as a mujahid.

Last seen: Drummer Rigby was seen here getting off a DLR train at Woolwich Arsenal Station, just before he died on May 22Last seen: Drummer Rigby was seen here getting off a DLR  train at Woolwich Arsenal Station, just before he was hacked to death on May 22 

‘This is all that matters, if Allah considers  me a soldier, then I am a soldier.’

He said he should be ransomed back to other  jihadi fighters, set free or killed if he is found guilty.

‘As an enemy soldier, I believe I should be  ransomed to my mujahid brothers.

‘Or I should be set free, or I should be  killed.’

Earlier the court heard how he attended  demonstrations against British foreign policy which were organised by al  Muhajiroun, a group proscribed under the UK Terrorism Act.

Adebolajo said the group’s co-founder Anjem  Choudary was a ‘good man’ but he disagreed with some of his views.

The court heard that he used to attend the  events ‘in the hope it might make a difference’, but added: ‘I was somewhat  naive.’

‘In reality, no demonstration will make a  difference,’ he added.

After one protest he was jailed for 51 days  for assaulting two police officers. In 2010 he attempted to travel to Somalia  but was captured in Kenya and sent back to the UK.

Adebolajo and Adebowale deny murdering  Fusilier Rigby, conspiring to murder a police officer and attempted murder.

They admit possessing a  firearm.

The trial continues.

Shocking: This is the Vauxhall Tigra that was used during the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby which was shown in court during the trial of Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22Shocking: This is the Vauxhall Tigra that was used  during the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby which was shown in court during the  trial of Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22

 

Evidence: This giant knife was found on the passenger seat of the vehicle that ploughed into Drummer Rigby at 40mph on May 22Evidence: This giant knife was found on the passenger  seat of the vehicle that  ploughed into Drummer Rigby at 40mph on May 22. It was  not used in the  killing

Gunfire: The armed officers shot Adebowale, right, and Adebolajo, left on the floor, and he said today he had 'nothing but admiration' for them but admitted he believed he would be shot deadGunfire: The armed officers shot Adebowale, right, and  Adebolajo, left on the floor, and he said today he had ‘nothing but admiration’  for them but admitted he believed he would be shot dead

Testimony: Giving evidence for the first time Michael Adebolajo said he loved Al Qaeda and said its members were his 'brothers'Testimony: Giving evidence for the first time Michael  Adebolajo said he loved Al Qaeda and said its members were his  ‘brothers’

Father-of-six Michael Adebolajo’s youngest  child was just four days old when he killed Lee Rigby, the Old Bailey heard  today.

Married Adebolajo told the jury that having a  wife and children was not an excuse not to fight.

He said ‘Allah might throw me in the  hellfire’ if he ‘did not fight for this reason’.

Earlier he described  how he was brought up as a Christian who  became a ‘soldier of Allah’.

He admitted today to killing the Fusilier but  denies murder, he told the jury.

He told the jury of eight women and four men:  ‘My parents used to take us  to church every Sunday. The memory that sticks in  my mind… is probably every New Year’s Eve in the evening around 11 o’clock we  would gather  around in candlelight and read passages from the  Bible.’

Adebolajo told the court that he took the  name Mujahid, meaning fighter, in 2002 or 2003.

‘Growing up I never did think of killing a  man. This is not the type of thing that the average child thinks of and I was no  different.

‘When a soldier joins the Army he perhaps has  in his head an understanding that he will kill a man at some stage. When I  became a mujahid I was aware that perhaps I might end up killing a  soldier.’

In 2010 he tried to travel to Somalia but was  captured in Kenya and brought back to the UK.

Adebolajo said: ‘There’s a lot more to the  story but I won’t mention that.’

He said that, growing up in Romford, the  ‘vast majority’ of his friends  were white British, and one, Kirk Redpath,  joined the Army and was later killed in Iraq by an IED.

Adebolajo said: ‘I hold Tony Blair  responsible for his death.’

He told the jury that he and Adebowale prayed  to Allah that they would attack a soldier and not a civilian.

‘To be 100 per cent, I don’t believe there’s  a way to know 100 per cent that was a soldier, however there were some steps  that we took.

‘For example before we started out on that  day and the night previous to that I started worshipping Allah and begging him  that … we strike a soldier and a soldier only.’

Planning: Adebolajo said today that before he killed Lee Rigby he 'started worshipping Allah and begging him that we strike a soldier and a soldier only'Planning: Adebolajo said today that before he killed Lee  Rigby he ‘started worshipping Allah and begging him that we strike a soldier and  a soldier only’

Adebolajo earlier told the jury that he used  to attend demonstrations ‘in the hope it might make a  difference’.

He added: ‘I was somewhat  naive.’

Adebolajo told the court that at one  demonstration he was arrested and sent to prison.

He said that in his cell he realised the  demonstrations were ‘impotent rage’.

‘In reality, no demonstration will make a  difference,’ he added.

Life: Adebolajo, 28, pictured in a police interview, said today he was brought up as a Christian but converted to Islam when a student at Greenwich UniversityBackground: Adebolajo, 28, pictured in a police  interview, said today he was brought up as a Christian but became a Muslim when  a student at Greenwich University

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

Florida police accused of racial profiling after stopping man 258 times, charging him with trespassing at work

I sure hope he wins a tidy amount! Jailed 56 times for walking while black? A bit much I say.

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In the last four  years Earl Sampson, 28, has been questioned by police 258 times, searched more  than 100 times, jailed 56 times, and arrested for trespassing 62 times. The  majority of these citations occurred at his place of work, a Miami Gardens  convenience store where the owner says police are racially profiling.

  By      / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Earl Sampson, 28,speaks at the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store he works at in Miami Gardens, Florida. Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years, searched more than 100 times, and arrested and jailed 56 times at the store for no reason.

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Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four  years, searched more than 100 times, and jailed 56 times at the store where he  works for no reason.

A Florida police department is facing racial profiling charges after  stopping a man 258 times and repeatedly charging him with trespassing at the  convenience store where he works.

At least once a week for the last four years, Earl Sampson, 28, has been  stopped by Miami Gardens police —  and searched more than 100 times, jailed  56 times and arrested for trespassing 62 times, records show.

The only conviction he’s had, according to his lengthy records, is for  marijuana possession.

“They created this record,” Sampson’s boss and the owner of 207 Quickstop,  Alex Saleh, told the Daily News Friday. “He’s a good guy, a humble guy, a quiet  guy. He’s not a convicted felon.”

Store surveillance video since set up by the owner of the Miami Gardens convenience store shows Sampson being stopped by police after simply exiting the store.

Courtesy Alex Saleh/CBS Miami

Store surveillance video since set up  by the owner of the Miami Gardens convenience store shows Sampson being stopped  by police after simply exiting the store.

Saleh plans to present a civil rights suit against the city’s police  department and mayor next week after he installed security cameras to monitor  the police’s activity in and outside his store.

The resulting footage since obtained by the Miami Herald is described by Saleh as beyond  legal but disturbing as well.

During one of Sampson’s arrests — Sampson being just one of Saleh’s alleged  employees and customers subjected to police harassment — he’s seen refilling a  cooler inside the store when an officer walks up beside him.

The only conviction Sampson has had, according to his lengthy records, is for marijuana possession. His boss describes him as 'a good guy, a humble guy, a quiet guy. He's not a convicted felon.'

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The only conviction Sampson has had,  according to his lengthy records, is for marijuana possession. His boss  describes him as ‘a good guy, a humble guy, a quiet guy. He’s not a convicted  felon.’

“They ask him, ‘What are you doing here?'” recalled Saleh. “He said, ‘I work  here.’ The clerk said he works here. I said, ‘I’m the owner, let him go. I work  here.’ The officer said, ‘Yeah right.’

“So he has more power than me!”

According to Saleh, it doesn’t stop there.

In addition to video appearing to show Sampson being grabbed by an officer  while taking out the trash and at another time searched against a wall, Saleh  accuses them of searching throughout his store without a warrant.

Store owner Alex Saleh set up cameras after believing that police were unlawfully harassing his employees and customers. On the footage captured, he says police are seen illegally searching his store.

Courtesy Alex Saleh/CBS Miami

Store owner Alex Saleh set up cameras  after believing that police were unlawfully harassing his employees and  customers. On the footage captured, he says police are seen illegally searching  his store.

“One officer asked me, ‘Can I use the restroom?'” he said of one incident  allegedly caught on camera. “He opened the restroom door … he decided to go  walk in coolers to commit a search.”

After seeing the footage Saleh said he contacted the police and was told that  there was no search warrant issued for his business’s location.

The police allegedly told him, “‘Oh, we’ll open an investigation.’ It’s been  15 months!”

In one instance Sampson is seen restocking a cooler inside the store when a police accuses him of trespassing. The store owner claims the officer was told that Sampson works there but didn't care.

Courtesy Alex Saleh/CBS Miami

In one instance Sampson is seen  restocking a cooler inside the store when a police accuses him of trespassing.  The store owner claims the officer was told that Sampson works there but didn’t  care.

Another video appears to show an officer snooping behind the cash register  area. The unidentified officer is seen taking one knee to flip through some  papers.

Saleh says the police aren’t just a problem at his store, but to the entire  community as well.

“Not only to the (other) stores but the people in the community have been  having a problem with the police,” he said.

He blames it on there being no relationship between the police and community  amid a city drenched in high crime.

Saleh, pictured, plans to present a civil rights suit against the city's police department and mayor next week.

CBS Miami

Saleh, pictured, plans to present a  civil rights suit against the city’s police department and mayor next week.

He also blames it on a “zero-tolerance” program enacted by the police  department. The program allows officers to arrest anyone for trespassing if seen  on a property that is closed and the owner is not there, said Saleh.

The business owner signed up for it, but now calls that a regret.

“It is illegal. They created a policy that’s illegal,” he said.

He claims that most of the trespassing arrests made at his store since are  when his store is open and when he’s there.

“They’re just stopping anybody who walks in the city or who comes into my  store,” argued Saleh. “You can’t violate people’s rights just by standing in  front of a business. You have no right to pull me against the wall and search me  and question me for no reason.”

Messages left with the Miami Gardens Police Department, including Chief  Matthew Boyd and Deputy Chief of Police Paul Miller, were not immediately  returned to the Daily News.

In a statement released to the Miami Herald, Boyd said “the department is  committed to serving and protecting the citizens and businesses in the  city.”

Culled from nydailynews.com

Ex-wife enraged as judge awards her ONLY £20million in divorce deal

I am completely with the dear lady on this one! This poor woman’s  shoes are probably worth more than  20 million pounds. How on earth do they expect her to live on such a paltry sum? Shame on the justice system, I say! Shame on you all!

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By  Francesca Infante

The wife of tycoon Scot Young has been  awarded a £20million divorce settlement but immediately demanded more, branding  the judgement ‘disgraceful’ and her husband a ‘powerful maniac’.

Michelle Young, 49, accused her estranged  51-year-old husband of hiding his fortune to avoid a divorce settlement,  claiming he was worth billions while he claimed to be bankrupt.

But today a High Court ruled that he is in  fact worth £40 million.

As a result Mrs Young can expect to get a  lump sum of £20 million – substantially less than the £300million she was  seeking.

Outside the court she reacted to the ruling  with fury, saying: ‘It’s disgraceful. I stand by what I said. He’s worth  billions.’

Warring: Scot, left and his estranged wife Michelle, right, pictured arriving at the High Court in London earlier this week, she has always maintained that her husband was hiding his assets
Warring: Scot, left and his estranged wife Michelle, right, pictured arriving at the High Court in London earlier this week, she has always maintained that her husband was hiding his assets
 Warring: Scot, above, and his estranged wife Michelle,  below, pictured arriving at the High Court in London today. She has always  maintained that her husband was hiding his assets

Mrs Young said: ‘Today is a day that should  have come long ago.

‘This has been a desperate struggle for me  and my two daughters, cast adrift seven years ago by a powerful maniac  who  felt he could hide his vast wealth behind his super-rich friends,  blue-chip  institution, and the law enforcement agencies who would rather turn the other  cheek than tackle corruption.

‘This case has uncovered some dark truths  about the Britain we all live in today.

‘This world city is too reliant on  industrial-scale fraud and money  laundering, aided by corrupt lawyers, bankers  and accountants.

‘I doubt the general public would equate  these sort of industries with  drug barons, pimps, and gang lords, but trust me,  the crimes are real.

‘My husband has been allowed to make a  mockery of the justice system for seven years, lying and cheating at every  turn.

‘He has repeatedly failed to disclose how he  lost his money, which led Mr  Justice Moor to draw the inevitable conclusion: he  has hidden a  fortune.’

Mrs Young had been demanding half her  husband’s  assets, maintaining he was worth ‘a few billion at least’ but had  hidden away ‘a vast fortune’ and that she was a victim of ‘fraud’ claiming he  had manipulated his affairs to avoid parting with his fortune.

But her comments today come as Judge Justice  Moor said he believed she was prone to exaggerating some of her claims  concluding: ‘She sees conspiracy  everywhere.’

Unperturbed however Mrs Young vowed to battle  on for what she believes she is owed, she added: ‘Mr Young has clearly played a numbers  game.

‘He looked at the strategy and decided he  would keep more money  through non-disclosure and playing the system, rather  than award me and  my girls the settlement we deserve.

‘Sadly  for us, and for Mr Justice Moor,  it has been impossible to quantify the assets  that he has hidden, which  has resulted in this reduced award.

‘Many people will be watching this and think  it’s a fortune but at the moment all this order is is a piece of  paper.

‘I will need to borrow heavily against  this  award to fund an asset recovery mission, the like of which I doubt  this country  will have seen before.

‘So this isn’t over. Not for me, not for my  two daughters, and not for Mr Young.’

In a statement she continued to rage against  those who she believes colluded with her husband adding: ‘Oh,  and it’s not over for all those  corrupt third parties, bribed and trapped in  “golden handcuffs”, and who also escaped justice in today’s  judgment.

‘Be under no illusions, I will be coming for  you too.’

Life of luxury: Michelle Young pictured on the runway in Barbados with Scot and their daughter after their flight on Concorde, she told the trial they went on four exotic holidays a yearLife of luxury: Michelle Young, pictured on the runway  in Barbados with Scot and their daughter after their flight on Concorde. She  told the trial they went on four exotic holidays a year

 

Luxury lifestyle: Wood Perry House in Oxfordshire, is just one of the properties belonging to Scott YoungLuxury lifestyle: Wood Perry House in Oxfordshire is  just one of the properties belonging to Scot Young

Asked about his wife’s reaction to the  ruling, Mr Young said: ‘Disgraceful? That was my wife’s quote, was it? No  comment.’

The couple have been at the centre one of the  nation’s most expensive and acrimonious divorce settlements, as Michelle Young  accused her husband of hiding his assets to avoid paying her a huge  sum.

Mr Young claimed he was bankrupt and heavily  indebted after a Russian real estate venture ended in disaster but his wife said  she would only reach a settlement for £300 million plus legal  expenses.

This isn't over: Speaking outside court today Michelle Young said she was furious and branded the judgment 'disgraceful'This isn’t over: Speaking outside court today Michelle  Young said she was furious and branded the judgment ‘disgraceful’

 

The High Court heard how Mr Young, who is a  friend of X Factor impresario Simon Cowell,  branded her a ‘greedy cow’ and was  jailed for three months earlier  this year after he refused to reveal  information about his finances.

He was said to have created a business  structure called ‘Project Marriage Walk’ to hide assets from his wife as their  marriage hit the rocks.

Today Mr Justice Moor told the court  that  the case had been an ‘extraordinary’ eye-opener even to someone of  his  experience, but that he believed Mr Young over his embittered  wife.

He said: ‘This has been one of the most  complicated financial remedy cases ever seen in the courts. This case has been  quite extraordinary even by the standards of the most bitter matrimonial  breakdowns.

‘Extremely serious allegations have been  bandied around like confetti. Some of  these allegations can only be described  as “wild”.

‘The husband says the family lived beyond its  means but he was not, in any way, a reluctant spender.

‘The wife says that their lifestyle was  luxurious.

‘On her 40th birthday, she says he bought her  a Graff diamond set worth £1million and that her wedding ring also cost  £1million.

‘She said the he would regularly spend up to  £5,000 in restaurants and told her the annual bill for restaurants was  £1m.

‘The husband accepted that the family had a  very expensive lifestyle but denied it was as lavish as the wife  alleged.

‘He said he had only ten watches, the most  expensive of which was worth £70,000.

‘He said that he got the jewellery for the  wife’s 40th birthday from Giraffe, and it cost £150,000.

‘He said the wedding ring cost £50,000. He  denied that the family spent anything like £1million per annum on  restaurants.

‘I have to say that, in relation to this part  of the case, I prefer the evidence of the husband.

‘Regrettably, the wife was exaggerating but  there is no doubt that the expenditure was, by any normal standards, extremely  high.

‘There is no doubt that, following the  separation, the husband continued to maintain the wife and children  generously.

‘The wife’s case is that, in large part, he  was channeling his own hidden resources utilising the help of  friends.

‘The wife gave evidence before me on the  first day of the trial. I do not question in any way her honesty.

‘She has become utterly convinced that her  husband is a liar who has hidden vast resources.

‘She is convinced that the husband engineered  his financial meltdown in the early part of 2006 knowing that his marriage was  to end.

‘She believes this was with the sole purpose  of keeping his assets safe from her claims. She is convinced that, if the  husband once owned a property, he must still own it today.

‘She sees conspiracy everywhere.’

Mrs Young told the trial that she and her  husband lived a ‘luxury marriage’ that would regularly spend up to £5,000 on  meals and out and visited a Raymond Blanc restaurant twice a week.

The family lived in Belgravia and in Miami,  Florida, where they owned three Porsche  cars.

She also claimed her husband had paid between  £2million and £4million for a ‘flash gin-palace’ Sunseeker-type boat, and that  they went on four exotic holidays a year – staying in villas and presidential  suites.

Five star family fun: Scot and Michelle with daughters Sasha and Scarlet on holiday in the Mediterranean in 2000Five star family fun: Scot and Michelle with daughters  Sasha and Scarlet on holiday in the Mediterranean in 2000

 

She said: ‘We had vast estates, we had staff,  we had a very luxury lifestyle.’

‘We had a chandelier in our drawing room. The  other chandelier sits in the White House … They were valuable  assets.’

But she added her husband was always very  secretive about finance.

‘There was a vast fortune hidden,’ she said.  ‘He used offshore vehicles and  many advisers and accountants to layer these  assets.’

Admitting that he knew Mrs Young would not be  pleased with the outcome of the case, Mr Justice Moor said he hoped both parties  would take the ruling as a chance to move on with their lives.

‘Doing as best I can, I find that he [Mr  Young] still has  £45million hidden from this court.

‘As against that, I must deduct £5million for  his debts, making a net total of £40million.

‘The wife is entitled to half, namely a lump  sum of £20million.

‘I realise the wife will have difficulties in  enforcing my order. I only have two things to say.

‘First, the debt will exist for all time. The  husband will never be free of it.

‘Second, I have rejected all the more  fanciful allegations made against him.

‘I cannot see how he would have complied with  an order for a lump sum of £300million let alone £400million.

‘I hope that he will take the view that he is  better off paying the lower  sum of £20million so that he can then concentrate  on rebuilding his life.’

He also added that he did not believe there  was any need for Mr Young’s high profile friends, Sir Topshop boss Sir Philip  Green and Richard Caring, to be compelled to appear at court.

Both had made substantial loans to Mr Young  at the height of his financial difficulties which his wife was convinced were a  cover for channeling secret money back to him.

He said: ‘I have formed the clear conclusion  that neither of these witnesses should have been required to attend  court.

‘I find that they were required to attend on  the firm instructions of the wife.

Happier times: Bitter divorcees Scot and Michelle Young pictured on their wedding day in 1995Wedding day: Scot and Michelle Young signing a marriage  register in 1995

 

‘I am not clear if she did so because she  believes, quite erroneously, that they were lying or whether she  just wanted to  embarrass her husband and create even more publicity for  her  case.

‘In any  event, there was no evidence  whatsoever that either gentleman was not  telling the truth. They should not  have been required to attend to give  evidence.’

In January,  Mr Justice Moor imposed a  six-month prison term on Mr Young after  concluding that he had failed to  provide financial information to his  wife in the run up to the trial, and was  therefore in contempt of court.

Over a lengthy hearing the judge has  heard  that the Youngs, who live in London and have two daughters, met in 1986 and  separated in 2006.

But their bitter divorce proceedings have  dragged on for several years and,  according to Mrs Young’s divorce lawyer, run  up a £1.6million bill in her legal fees alone.

The  court heard that Mr Young had offered  his wife a £300million settlement on August 25, 2009, just before he was  declared bankrupt the following year.

The businessman later claimed in court the  offer was ‘an act of lunacy’ and he would have only given her the money if  Ronald Reagan rose from the dead to become US president again, or if ‘Jeremy  Beadle walks through the door’.

But he told a photographer he had offered his  wife £27million.

Dennis Gill said Mr Young told him he would  pay him £2,000 in cash to follow and photograph his wife.

He told the court: ‘Scot then said “between  me and you, mate, I offered her £27million and she refused it, only a greedy cow  would refuse that”.’

Mr Gill then tried to distance himself from  Mr Young’s remarks, claiming he was going deaf, but denied anyone had tried to  make him change his original statement.

‘To the best of my knowledge, I did hear him  say that, but I could have misinterpreted, because of my ears,’ he  explained.

Wronged: Michelle Young has been forced to pursue her estranged husband through the courts for years as he tried to avoid reaching a divorce settlementWronged: Michelle Young has been forced to pursue her  estranged husband through the courts for years, claiming that he tried to avoid  reaching a divorce settlement

Moving on: Scot Young pictured his model and TV presenter girlfriend Noelle RenoMoving on: Scot Young pictured with his model and TV  presenter girlfriend, Noelle Reno

 

He added that Mrs Young told him that she  lived in a Pimlico bedsit, relying on food hand-outs and charity  shops – but he  had seen her at top nightclubs with celebrities like Donna  Air.

Earlier in the week the court heard that Mr  Young stood to make £2.8billion from Facebook shares.

Mrs Young’s barrister Rex Howling QC  had  produced a Post-it note seized last year from the businessman when  his wife  obtained a court order to search his paperwork.

The scrap of paper cited the Facebook  flotation and a share deal involving Silicon  Valley giant Sean Parker, the  social network’s first president.

‘Will make $4.5 billion,’ it  concluded.

But Mr Young insisted: ‘This is just a random  piece of paper with my scribbling.’

He added: ‘Can I state for the record that I  have never owned shares in Facebook in any shape or form.’

He also received £80million in cash payments  between 2004 and 2009 ‘for which no entries were found in the bank  statements  provided’, the court was told.

Rex Howling QC, for Mrs Young, referred to a  forensic analysis of Mr Young’s bank accounts.

The search had revealed ‘a phenomenal amount  of money’ passing through them.

 

Addressing Mr Young, he said: ‘There was £134million of cash movement through your  various accounts between January 2004 and October 2009.

‘A total of £80million of payments were made  to Mr Young, for which no entries were found in the bank statements  provided.’

Following the verdict and despite her  client’s anger Catherine Thomas, of Vardags, who represented Mrs Young claimed  the ruling as a victory because the firm has succeeded in proving that Mr Young  was not penniless as he had insisted.

Mrs Thomas said: ‘The verdict sends a strong  message to those across the world seeking to hide their true wealth from their  spouse.’

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

Alec Baldwin cries during testimony, accused by friend of cheating with alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin

When you consider the fact that most men would rather die two deaths than be seen crying in public, you can’t help but be a little leery about this particular crying scene in court. Who is he trying to impress with the waterworks?

For those of you who might not be aware, Alec Baldwin has been complaining of a stalker (whom it now turns out was his lover) and generally carrying on as if some crazed person was out to give him hell. I guess he never assumed his friend would out him in court. LOL!

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Scarface‘ producer  Martin Bregman said Alec Baldwin was ‘lying’ about being in an extramarital  relationship. ‘He was screwing two women,’ Bregman claims in zany first day of  trial against Baldwin’s accused stalker, actress Genevieve Sabourin.

  By    AND       / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

In this coutroom sketch, Alec Baldwin wipes a tear as he recalls how Genevieve Sabourin ruined his and Hilaria's engagement day in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Jane Rosenberg for New York Daily  News

Alec Baldwin wipes a tear in this Manhattan Criminal Court sketch as he  recalls Tuesday how Genevieve Sabourin (right) ruined his and Hilaria’s  engagement day.

Now Alec  Baldwin has a reason to cry.

The actor’s claim that he never had sex with the French-Canadian actress  accused of stalking him was called a lie Tuesday by his supposed friend,  “Scarface” producer Martin Bregman.

“He’s lying,” Bregman told the Daily News after the first day of Genevieve  Sabourin’s sensational trial wrapped. “He was screwing two women. One of  them is his present wife and the other one, I presume, he was doing the girl in  question.”

Bregman was referring to Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, and the alleged  stalker.

“To sidestep any involvement with (Sabourin), he made up a report,” said  Bregman, who called the move “pretty stupid.”

Martin Bregman called Alec Baldwin during the trial against his alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin. Bregman says Baldwin is lying about having an affair.

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Martin Bregman called Alec Baldwin  during the trial against his alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin. Bregman says  Baldwin is lying about having an affair.

Baldwin, who got teary-eyed on the stand as he denied seducing Sabourin,  insisted she had been Bregman’s longtime mistress. He testified that Bregman  introduced her to him in 2002 at a lunch in Montreal.

Bregman laughed at the notion of “having an affair with a woman that’s  considerably younger” and said they noshed with another woman.

“I’m 87 years old and that’s very flattering, but that’s all it is,” he told  The News.

Bregman’s takedown of Baldwin came after Sabourin turned day one of her  trial into a circus by heckling the actor while he testified — and going after  Hilaria as well.

The 87-year-old Martin Bregman says Alec Baldwin "made up a report" to "sidestep any involvement with (Sabourin)."

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The 87-year-old Martin Bregman says  Alec Baldwin “made up a report” to “sidestep any involvement with (Sabourin).”

More histrionics could be coming from the 41-year-old actress when she takes  the stand Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Sabourin is charged with 23 counts of harassment and one count of of  stalking. She says Baldwin was her lover and even cheated on Hilaria with  her.

Prosecutors contend Sabourin waged a months-long harassment campaign against  the “30 Rock” star and bombarded him with 100 creepy emails and texts begging  him to marry her and “conceive a mini Baldwin.”

“She never had the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, stalk, or cause any  inconvenience to Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin,” her lawyer, Todd Spodek, countered. “She  merely sought closure for a crumbling romantic relationship.”

Trouble was brewing even before Baldwin began testifying.

Alec Baldwin says no sexual relationship ever took place between him and the accused.

Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily  News

Alec Baldwin says no sexual  relationship ever took place between him and the accused.

When he arrived solo at the courthouse, Baldwin exchanged angry words with  some of the photographers.

Sabourin, by contrast, soaked up the attention like a sponge and wound up  being 10 minutes late for her own trial.

“I’m not guilty,” she told reporters, dressed in a long blue coat. “I’m not a  stalker. I haven’t done anything wrong.”

Sabourin blamed Baldwin’s wife for her problems.

Genevieve Sabourin is charged with 23 counts of harassment and one of stalking. 

Jefferson Siegel/Pool

Genevieve Sabourin is charged with 23  counts of harassment and one of stalking.

“She’s a woman I never met, never spoke to,” she said. “She called 911  probably because she knew I was Alec Baldwin’s ex-romance.”

But Sabourin wasn’t grinning when Baldwin testified the “nightmare” began  after he met Sabourin for dinner in Manhattan three years ago to give her some  “career advice.”

“It was merely a favor to the man she was the mistress of,” he said. “She  was Marty’s girlfriend.”

“No! No!” she blurted out as Baldwin described how she flooded his inbox  with voicemails that ranged from tearful begging and drunken badgering to steamy  sexual come-ons.

“Are you crazy?!” Sabourin shouted when Baldwin testified that the harassing  calls numbered in the hundreds.

Baldwin testifies in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday in the stalking trial of Sabourin as Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum cautions Sabourin to stop her outbursts. 

Jane Rosenberg for New York Daily  News

Baldwin testifies in Manhattan  Criminal Court on Tuesday in the stalking trial of Sabourin as Criminal Court  Judge Robert Mandelbaum cautions Sabourin to stop her outbursts. 

Then a choked-up Baldwin described how Sabourin ruined the day he proposed  to Hilaria.

“I ran to tell my wife not to go near the door because I wasn’t sure if she  had a gun or a weapon or where we were at this point, and then I called the East  Hampton police,” he said.

At that point, Sabourin blurted out, “Why is he crying?”

But when Baldwin denied under oath they were ever romantically involved,  Sabourin lost it.

Hilaria Baldwin, wife of actor Alec Baldwin, arrives in Manhattan to testify against his husband's alleged stalker on Tuesday. 

Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily  News

Hilaria Baldwin, wife of actor Alec  Baldwin, arrives in Manhattan to testify against her husband’s alleged stalker  on Tuesday.

“Wow, you’re lying,” she screamed at Baldwin. “I can’t believe you’re doing  that!”

Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum told her to be quiet.

“Ms. Sabourin, please don’t comment during the testimony,” Mandelbaum  scolded.

But Sabourin wouldn’t listen.

“He’s lying, why (did) he do that?” she said.

And when Baldwin again denied he and Sabourin were ever romantically  involved, the furious French-Canadian yelled, “You have a scar!”

Then Sabourin pointed at her hip in an apparent attempt to convince everyone  that she had the goods on Baldwin.

When Mandelbaum threatened to hold Sabourin in contempt, Spodek hustled the  angry blond out of the crowded courtroom as Baldwin glared at her.

“I gotta prove that I had a sexual relationship,” Sabourin screamed. “I  didn’t do anything wrong. He’s lying! He’s lying!”

Baldwin says he agreed to meet Genevieve Sabourin only to offer her career advice as a favor because she was his friend's mistress. 

Jefferson Siegel/Pool

Baldwin says he agreed to  meet Genevieve Sabourin only to offer her career advice as a favor because  she was his friend’s mistress.

“Ms. Sabourin, if I tell you to keep your voice down and you continue, then  you’re going to be held in contempt,” Mandelbaum said. “Stop defying my  orders!”

But Sabourin would not be stifled.

When Hilaria took the stand, Sabourin started screaming again.

“I never spoke to you,” she yelled. “You’re going to hell, Hilaria. You’re  lying.”

Sabourin’s shrieking failed to rattle Hilaria. She calmly said her hubby put  her on the phone with Sabourin once in a vain attempt to get her to stop  calling.

“She starts shrieking at me, ‘You b—h! You b—h! You b—h! You b—h!’  Over and over again,” she said. “And I said, ‘Genvieve, this is not  appropriate.’”

Hilaria said Sabourin eventually started tweeting her from the handle  @Scarfacemadam.

“She started to write to me and tell me if I knew what was good for me to  not show up to certain events,” Hilaria Baldwin said.

Hilaria said Sabourin showed up unannounced at her husband’s East Hampton  home after he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She said she  sicced the cops on Sabourin on April 8 when she turned up at their E. 10th St.  building and demanded to see Baldwin.

“I was so afraid I couldn’t remember my address,” Hilaria Baldwin. “I looked  at a piece of mail. I was completely out of my mind.”

Baldwin was mobbed outside the courthouse after he finished testifying.  Asked what he made of Sabourin’s courtroom theatrics, he shook his head and  muttered, “Jesus Christ.”

sjacobs@nydailynews.com